By Lorna Pettifer
Education and Training Manager
I am excited to be running the Environmental Education Course again in 2017. I have enjoyed creating and being part of facilitating this course in 2015 and 2016. I love blending all the embedded knowledge of CERES programs and industry experts and being able to share it with budding environmental educators and community activators. The participants also make the course what it is. As a participant you will contribute through creating and sharing activities under each topic. Previous courses have formed great friendships and networks. The alumni from 2015 and 2016 still meet up and have shared in making environmental projects and events happen.
The course covers theory and practical under the session topics listed below. This knowledge building contributes to the last day of the course where the students present on an activity or project that they want to implement in their chosen community. This is my favourite day where I will wipe away a proud tear while engaging in the student presentations.
Thank you to all the alumni for their feedback and recommendations. Here are comments from participants that made me feel like the program was a success.
“My biggest takeaways from the course were about waste, healthy waterways, and behavioural change. Fellow students in the course added so much value including (but not limited to) climate change and art, and outdoor education. The resources are thorough and outstanding, the knowledge of the main facilitator and other guests/mentors throughout is exceptional. Excellent networking opportunities. Exceeded expectations on every level.” (Shannon, May 2017)
“A terrific, well rounded, informative and interesting course. I would recommend this course without hesitation.” (Geraldine, May 2017)
Also I look forward to welcoming more alumni in 2017. We have had a mix of expertise in the previous courses including international masters students, teachers, sessional educators, engineers, nurses, outdoor educators, council officers, passionate parents, wine makers, farmers and ‘starting from scratch-ers’.
The course starts on 1 August 2017 running for 8 weeks on a Tuesday from 10am – 4pm.
$800 Full | $650 Member/Concession | ACFE Subsidy Eligible Participants: $88, ACFE Information and Eligibility
Click here to book for full course. Payment in full is required upon enrolment to secure a place on the course.
Sessions 2 – 6 are available as professional development days for teachers and professionals that cannot commit to the full course. Cost is $120 per person, per session.
Click here to book for single PD days.